Autumn in Seville: activities in Seville

6 noviembre, 2014

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Seville is famous for the spring season, for the months of April and May, the traditional festivals and celebrations, the Feria, the Holy Week, the flowers and the orange trees, the sun, and the good weather. What about the autumn? Autumn is a perfect season for visiting Seville: the good weather doesn’t want to leave the city and the sun shines with the soft autumn breeze. The nights are fresh and they invite us to enjoy a nice dinner at any terrace. If you still have no plans for these days, in Genteel Home we invite you to discover some open air activities that you can do in Seville within these days.

The roofs of the Cathedral in Seville

The Cathedral of Seville receives thousands of tourists every year from all over the world, and they all get astonished by the majesty of this impressive gem of the architecture. They admire its high walls, fresh in the inside, the stained glasses, the silence of the interior courtyards, the Giralda and every detail of this work which makes part of the History.
Now they also organize guided tours through the roofs of the Cathedral for you to feel the solemnity and the magnitude of this temple right under your feet and walk by the roofs and terraces. Visits are organized in groups from 10 to 25 people and they must be booked in advance through their official website, where you can also consult the calendar and book your tickets.
Price: 12€
Visiting hours for the roofs: passes at 10:30, 12:00, 17:00 and 18:30.
Minimum age: 13
For further information: reservas@catedraldesevilla.es || 902099692

A walk by the Guadalquivir banks

One of the activities that you can do in Seville is just to go for a walk. If you leave behind the Cathedral and the Santa Cruz area and you walk a few meters towards the river, you will find another magnificent area in Seville’s downtown. You just have to walk, enjoy the landscape, and that’s all.
The Triana Bridge, the range of colors from the façades at Betis Street, the Iglesia del Carmen, the Altozano square as well as the great atmosphere glimpsed at San Jacinto Street, the sparkle of the sun on the water… Those are all the pictures that will come with you all through your walk from this bank of the river.
Then if you cross through the other bank to Triana neighborhood you can keep walking or stop to take the edge off your hunger with some fried fish or anything you want at some of the terraces facing the river. You will enjoy some great views of the Giralda and the Cathedral emerging from the heart of the city, the Maestranza bullring and the Torre del oro.

Visiting the Alcazar

This activity in Seville is actually a must. The Alcazar has been declared World Heritage together with the Cathedral and the Archivo de Indias. It is a property created for Royalty, with spacious and beautiful rooms, marble and tiles reflecting the purity inside, galleries of fountains and columns.
You will feel the same by looking the exterior of the Cathedral: the elegance of the gardens, the green of the gardens spotted with the colors of the flowers, the fountains and ponds refreshing the whole ensemble and the beautiful little spaces which remain ideal for having a break under the shadow of the trees.
Prices:
Standard tickets: 9.50 €
Tickets for retired people and students from 17 to 25 years old: 2 €.
Visit hours:
From October to March: every day from 9:30 to 17:00.

Visit to the viewpoint ‘las Setas’ at Plaza de la Encarnacion

At the very centre of Seville, at Plaza del la Encarnación, we will run into an impressive and modern construction which appears amongst the rest of the classic buildings surrounding it: this is the space Metrosol Parasol, more commonly known as ‘las Setas’ (literary, the mushrooms) at Plaza de la Encarnacion because of its similarity with this plant. During the day there is a popular market inside as well as some other shops and restaurants. The viewpoint is on the great terrace upstairs, where you can admire the views of the whole structure and the city.

A bike ride at Maria Luisa Park

Maria Luisa Park is located close to Santa Cruz area and it is a great green lung in the centre of Seville.  It is a park, a monument and a botanic garden at the same time. There is a wide variety of plants within different spaces and gardens, an there are also some areas for relax, fountains, ponds and avenues with high and majestic trees.
Here you will find some famous and important monuments designed by the artist Anibal Gonzalez, like Plaza de España and Plaza de America. Finally, there are three important museums within this park: Museo Histórico Militar, Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares and Museo Arqueológico.
Maria Luisa Park is definitely a must visit place that you can discover by walking or by bike, as there are also some different points for bike rental inside the park. It is a highly recommendable activity in Seville.
If you have not any plans for these months, in Genteel Home we offer you a selection of the best apartments in the centre of Seville for you to have a quick access to all the activities in Seville.